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Circular error in govt project: 492 officials not getting promised pay

Information service officers under a government project were supposed to draw a monthly salary of Tk 27,100, according to the job circular and their appointment letters.

5 Jul 2022 8:00 am
Edible oil still pricey

There is a new problem in Bangladeshs edible oil market but as always, the consumers end up being the sufferers.

5 Jul 2022 7:30 am
Hasina: A Daughter's Tale makes waves in Athens

Bangladesh Embassy in Athens, in cooperation with the first multilingual library in Greece, has hosted a screening of the documentary film Hasina: A Daughter's Tale.

5 Jul 2022 12:01 am
6 dead, 24 hospitalised in shooting at Chicago July 4 parade

At least six people died and 24 were wounded in a shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect who likely fired on the festivities from a rooftop, police said Monday.

4 Jul 2022 11:55 pm
Root and Bairstow run riot against India

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow took the attack to India as England closed in on a fourth successive winning run chase under their new Test leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

4 Jul 2022 11:37 pm
Businessman tries to kill self at press club

A businessman, purportedly out of frustration, tried to take his own life by setting himself alight in front of the Jatiya Press Club yesterday afternoon.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Teacher held for abuse of 2 madrasa students

A 40-year-old madrasa teacher in Rangpurs Kaunia upazila was sent to jail yesterday for sexually abusing two 13-year-old residential students, said police.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Covid-19 transmission: Experts warn of post-Eid spike

The mask mandate is being grossly violated at bus stops, shopping malls, markets and restaurants in the capital despite steeply climb of Covid cases and deaths almost every day.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Biman Boeings towed into each other again

Two aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines collided at the hangar on Sunday, in a repeat of the incident in April that had left two Boeings grounded for months.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Legendary director Tarun Majumder passes away

Veteran director Padma Shri Tarun Majumdar, known for making popular films based on finely-woven tales of human relationships in the lives of rural and urban middle-class families, passed away in a hospital in South Kolkata yesterday.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Six detained over killing of BCL leader

Police on Sunday night detained six people in Khurushkul of Coxs Bazar in connection with the killing of a local Chhatra League leader.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
8 sent to jail over murder of woman

Eight people were sent to jail yesterday for hacking a woman to death and injuring her husband, at Aikadia village in Gopalganjs Muksudpur upazila around 11:00pm on Sunday.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Ukrainians take up new positions in east

Ukrainian forces were taking up new defensive lines in the east yesterday, preparing for a hard new phase in the war as President Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russias victory in the months-long battle of Luhansk.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Gas crunch brings back power cuts

People have been enduring severe power cuts for the last few days as electricity production was hampered mainly due to a shortage of natural gas supply.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Another accused in teacher harassment case arrested

Police on Sunday night arrested Nurunnabi, a key accused in the case filed over the harassment of the acting principal of Mirzapur Degree College in Narail, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to five.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Make sure no one suffers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked Awami League leaders and activists to make sure that no one, including the party men, suffers under the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
Student stabbed dead in her own home

A college student was stabbed to death at her home in Sherpurs Nakla upazila yesterday.

4 Jul 2022 11:30 pm
New FIR over hate speech: Journalist Zubair produced before court

Alt News Co-founder Mohammed Zubair was produced in a court in Sitapur of Indias Uttar Pradesh state today (July 4, 2022) in connection with a new FIR lodged against him for allegedly calling Hindu seers hate mongers.

4 Jul 2022 10:50 pm
Narail teacher humiliation: Another police official withdrawn

Another police official has been withdrawn following the humiliation of teacher Swapan Kumar Biswas in Narail.

4 Jul 2022 10:43 pm
Al Jazeera journo likely killed mistakenly in Israeli firing: US officials

USofficials said the bullet that killed veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an Israeli position.

4 Jul 2022 9:46 pm
Kyrgios reaches quarter-finals

An angelic Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final for seven years when he recovered from a slow start to beat steady American Brandon Nakashima in five sets on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Monday.

4 Jul 2022 9:40 pm
More human remains found at Ctg depot wreckage

More human remains including a human skull was recovered today under the debris of BM Depot near the blast spot in the evening, raising the death toll to 50, according to police.

4 Jul 2022 9:28 pm
Woman held over death of her daughter in Nganj

Police today detained a woman for allegedly strangling her two-and-half-year-old daughter to death in Narayanganj Sadar upazila.

4 Jul 2022 9:23 pm
Kushtia man, stressed over invested money, sets himself on fire at Dhaka's Press Club

A 52-year-old man set himself on fire at National Press Club premises in Dhaka this afternoon (July 4, 2022).

4 Jul 2022 8:17 pm
Bangladesh Army retain Bangabandhu NFC title

Bangladesh Army retained the Bangabandhu National Football Championship (NFC) title with a 4-2 win over Chattogram Zilla football team in the final at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur today.

4 Jul 2022 8:17 pm
Don't drive under influence; don't hit me: Students on Anti-drug Day

In a campaign organized by Dhaka Ahsania Mission, the students have demanded not to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cause road accidents.

4 Jul 2022 8:12 pm
Quickly release of goods from BM Container Depot: BGMEA

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) made the call in a meeting with Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem, chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR), at the latters office in Dhaka today.

4 Jul 2022 8:12 pm
Why such long tailbacks at Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway toll plaza?

There was a lot of traffic congestion on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway due to lack of an automatic toll collection system. Will the existing manual system handle the extensive traffic during Eid?

4 Jul 2022 8:07 pm
Tigers avoid sea;reach Guyana by air

Following their distressing experience during a sea voyage from Saint Lucia to Dominica ahead of the first T20I, the visiting Bangladesh team today travelled from Dominica to Guyana by air to take part in the third and final match of the T20I series on July 7.

4 Jul 2022 7:58 pm
Reduced VAT benefit extended for edible oil imports

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) today extended the opportunity for edible oil refiners to import and refine the essential commodity by paying only 5 per cent value-added tax (VAT) at the import stage until September 30 this year.

4 Jul 2022 7:56 pm
Don't kill cows during Eid: Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind in Assam urges Muslims

Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind's Assam state president and lawmaker Badruddin Ajmal has urged Muslims in the north-eastern state ot to sacrifice cows during the coming Eid-ul-Azha on July 10.

4 Jul 2022 7:49 pm
Ride-sharing biker hacked to death by rival in Bagerhat, son injured

A ride-sharing biker was hacked to death and his son was injured in an attack in Morrelganj of Bagerhat this afternoon (July 4, 2022).

4 Jul 2022 7:35 pm
Architect Rafiq Azam wins Robert Mathew Life Time Achievement Award

Bangladeshi Architect Rafiq Azam has won the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) Robert Mathew Life Time Achievement Award for 2022.

4 Jul 2022 7:33 pm
Pay city tax to continue business: Atiqul to hotel owners

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam today urged all hotel owners including the five-star hotels to pay city taxes.

4 Jul 2022 7:27 pm
ACC finds over Tk 28cr in suspended cop Sohel Ranas bank accounts

Investigators of Anti-Corruption Commission have found about Tk 28.46 crore in 31 accounts of suspended Banani Police Station Inspector Sheikh Sohel Rana.

4 Jul 2022 6:16 pm
Bida begins commercial building inspection in Dhaka

Initially, 11 integrated inspection and monitoring teams were formed to inspect 1,072 buildings.

4 Jul 2022 6:03 pm
Pick-up van carrying cattle hits toll plaza barrier on Padma Bridge

A pick-up van carrying cattle hit a barrier at the toll plaza on Jazira end of Padma Bridge today (Monday, July 4) while trying the leave the plaza without paying toll.

4 Jul 2022 5:49 pm
Biman to operate 58 additional flights on domestic routes for Eid

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has increased 58 flights (round trip) on different domestic routes due to passengers demand on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

4 Jul 2022 5:28 pm
Should child age limit be lowered to try juvenile crimes?

The answer isnt easy, but its vital that we consider all options

4 Jul 2022 5:27 pm
Humiliating Narail teacher: Another accused arrested

Police have arrested a key accused in connection with the case over harassing and humiliating Swapan Kumar Biswas, acting principal of Mirzapur United Degree College in Narail. A total of five people have been arrested in the case so far.

4 Jul 2022 5:26 pm
Northern districts grappling with frequent power cuts

People in several northern districts have been enduring severe power cuts over the last two-three days.

4 Jul 2022 3:13 pm
Coronavirus: China puts 1.7mn people under lockdown in Anhui province

China placed 1.7 million people under lockdown in central Anhui province, where authorities reported nearly 300 new cases Monday in the latest of a string of outbreaks testing Beijings no-tolerance approach to COVID-19.

4 Jul 2022 2:47 pm
Turkish inflation hits two-decade high of 78.6%

Inflation in Turkey in June soared to an annual rate of 78.6 per cent, the highest in 24 years, official data showed on Monday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's unconventional economic policies continued to take their toll.

4 Jul 2022 2:11 pm
Nordic central banks join the 50-bps rate hike club

Norway and Sweden have joined the ranks of central banks opting for 50 basis-point interest rate rises, delivering their biggest policy tightening moves in two decades.

4 Jul 2022 1:58 pm
Motorcycles to be restricted on national highways for Eid

A preparatory meeting of the Road Transport and Bridges has decided that motorcycles will be restricted on national highways from July 7 to July 13.

4 Jul 2022 1:52 pm
Bangladesh organises mango festival at intl horticulture expo in Netherlands

Bangladesh has organised a mango festival at the ongoing International Horticulture Exhibition in Almere of the Netherlands.

4 Jul 2022 1:30 pm
IFC, Brac Bank partner to launch Bangladeshs first-ever housing bond

Thousands of low and middle-income urban and rural families in Bangladesh, often underserved by commercial banks, are expected to be able to take out affordable housing loans through the International Finance Corporations investment in the countrys first housing bond to be issued by Brac Bank.

4 Jul 2022 12:02 pm
Most Chittagong shares fall at open

Most of the shares traded on the Chittagong Stock Exchange today lost.

4 Jul 2022 11:52 am
Dhaka stocks trade lower

Most shares fell on the Dhaka Stock Exchange today amid persisting uncertainty over the local and global economy and high inflationary pressure.

4 Jul 2022 11:49 am
Djokovic tames wildcard Van Rijthoven to set up Sinner clash

Top seed Novak Djokovic raised his level to put an end to the fairytale run of Dutch wildcard Tim van Rijthoven during a battling 6-2 4-6 6-1 6-2 victory on Sunday and keep his Wimbledon title defence on track.

4 Jul 2022 11:16 am